QSFer M.D. Grimm has a new MM paranormal book out, The Shifter Chronicles book 15: Crimson Purity.
The Knights of the Dawn are collecting special blood types, and they have Jay in their crosshairs.
Diego is a coyote shifter living in Mexico City. He co-owns a tourist business with his best friend and enjoys his independence. Unfortunately, his parents are unable to look beyond his deafness and are convinced he is in need of care, regardless of his many achievements. And when his pack receives a special assignment from their master shifter, one concerning the Knights of the Dawn—an organization bent on the eradication of shifters—he’s determined to stand on his own and help, rather than let his parents hide him away.
Jay is an army veteran, and after reacclimating to civilian life, he takes his family’s advice and travels for a vacation. Hoping to hook up with someone to break his celibacy, he meets a beautiful man in a bar named Diego. Having two deaf sisters makes communication between them easy since Diego also knows ASL. Their chemistry is explosive, and Jay can’t believe his luck.
But their mutual bliss is shattered when Jay is hunted and attacked by knights. They don’t appear to want to kill him… they just want his blood. Diego must put everything on the line to keep Jay, and his pack, safe, and hope that their burgeoning relationship can hold strong in the face of the coming storm.
Joy warmed him when the man settled next to him at the bar. Jay turned and met eyes of gold. The interest was clear in the heated gaze. Jay smiled and turned more fully in his direction.
“I’m Jay,” he said. “I hope you know English. My Spanish is limited and rather atrocious.”
The man watched his lips closely, and even as Jay wondered if they were going straight for the good stuff, the man lifted his hands and signed.
Jay blinked in surprise.
“My name is Diego. I went to college in the states. I know English and ASL. Do you know ASL?”
He asked the question with a look of resignation, as if expecting a negative response.
Jay was happy to exceed expectations, and he signed smoothly, “I do know ASL. My sisters are deaf.”
Diego’s eyes widened, and a delighted grin spread across his sweet face. Damn, he was beautiful. Jay was determined not to fuck this up.
“They taught you well,” he signed.
M.D. Grimm has wanted to write stories since second grade (kind of young to make life decisions, but whatever) and nothing has changed since then (well, plenty of things actually, but not that!). Thankfully, she has indulgent parents who let her dream, but also made sure she understood she’d need a steady job to pay the bills (they never let her forget it!). After graduating from the University of Oregon and majoring in English, (let’s be honest: useless degree, what else was she going to do with it?) she started on her writing career and couldn’t be happier. Working by day and writing by night (or any spare time she can carve out), she enjoys embarking on romantic quests and daring adventures (living vicariously, you could say) and creating characters that always triumph against the villain, (or else what’s the point?) finding their soul mate in the process.